Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Department of Defense has identified three of the airmen who were killed when a McConnell KC-135 refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
The airmen killed are identified as Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Palmdale, Calif.; and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif.
The airmen were assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The KC-135 plane out of McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita crashed Friday afternoon about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of the air base that the U.S. operates in Kyrgyzstan to support military operations in Afghanistan.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.